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Originally published: 2013-02-26 09:02:59
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Eude Mast Moody

Mrs. Eude Mast Moody, 98, of Jefferson Landing in Jefferson, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Moody was born Thursday, Jan. 4, 1915, in the Brushy Fork community, of Watauga County. She was the daughter of the late T.L. Mast and Effie Harbin Mast.

Mrs. Moody attended Boone High School and Appalachian State Teachers College, now Appalachian State University. In 1934, she married Thomas J. Moody and moved to Cove Creek. She opened a general store, which she operated for 24 years. Her husband, Tom, taught at Cove Creek Elementary School until 1950. He preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1958.

Mrs. Moody was a saleslady for Caudill's Ladies & Men's Wear for 10 years. Dr. and Mrs. Newton of North Wilkesboro, purchased the store and she was manager of the store for 12 years. Bernice Bare bought the store and she worked for her for 5 years. Bernice decided to go out of business. After Bernice sold out, Eude worked at Dancey's Shoe Store until late 2005.

Mrs. Moody was a member of Cove Creek Baptist Church for 60 years. She was active in the W.M.U. and was trustee of the church, as well as a member of the cemetery committee. She served on the committee to build a new parsonage. She moved her letter to First Baptist Church of West Jefferson in 2005.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Tom, she was also preceded in death by three sisters and their husbands, Gladyce Mast Bingham and husband, Albert, Earlene Mast Moretz and husband, Harrison, and Flowers Mast Ward and husband, Gilbert; one niece, Elaine Moretz Combs; and two nephews, Harrison M. Moretz and Harbin Moretz.

She was survived by a nieces, Sandra Ward Harris and husband, Brad, of Braselton, Ga.; five great-nieces, Kristen Harris Martin and husband, Bryan, Ruth Moretz Poindexter, Beth Moretz, Laura Moretz and Betty Combs; five great-nephews, Brian Harris, Harry Moretz, Jimmy Moretz, Mark Moretz and Charles Combs.

Eude loved her church and the warm fellowship with the "Taste Buddies" each month on trips.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at First Baptist Church of West Jefferson with the Rev. Michael Lea and the Rev. Dr. Calvin Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Cove Creek Cemetery in Sugar Grove.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, one hour prior to the funeral service.

Memorials may be made to the Cove Creek Cemetery Fund, PO Box 68, Sugar Grove, NC 28679, or to West Jefferson First Baptist Church, PO Box 180, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

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Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.